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Housing and Homelessness

Homelessness Partnering Strategy

For the purposes of the Kamloops Community Action Plan, the definition of Homelessness would be: "Homelessness is a situation in which an individual, who may or may not have been evicted, discharged or released, or family either has no housing at all or is staying in a temporary form of shelter which does not meet the basic housing standards of: adequate protection from the elements, access to safe water and sanitation, secure tenure and personal safety, situated within easy reach of employment, education and health care, and does not cost more than 50% of total income.

The goal of Homelessness Partnering Strategy is to provide a flexible means for communities to plan and implement comprehensive local strategies to reduce and prevent homelessness.

Five objectives have been established for the Homelessness Partnering Strategy:

  1. To ensure that no individuals are involuntarily on the street by ensuring that sufficient shelters and adequate support systems are available;
  2. To reduce the number of individuals who require emergency shelters and transition and supportive housing;
  3. To help individuals move from homelessness through to self-sufficiency, where possible;
  4. To help communities strengthen their capacity to address the needs of their homeless population;
  5. To improve the social, health and economic well-being of people who are homeless.

HRDC Federal Government homepage for SCPI:

Service Canada Representative
Lisa McHaffie, Service Delivery Manager
LMSDP - Southern Interior BC
Service Canada, Western Canada and Territories Region
Ph. 250-212-8333
Fax. 250-762-0357

Jennifer Casorso
Social and Community Development Supervisor
910 McGill Road
Kamloops, BC V2C 6N6
ph 250-828-3850

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